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One Night in Athens Tour

Destination(s): Athens

Have one night in Athens? Don't be afraid to mix! This tour takes you from the Acropolis Museum, one hour before closing, to the Acropolis itself for a view of the city you're soon to conquer. Meander through the animated streets of Thissio, take in Monistiraki Square, and then visit a few of the clubs around Gazi. Shoot up to Syntagma for an hourly change of the guard and then change scenery by diving into some colorful bars of Kolonaki. Finish the tour by ascending Lykavittos Hill, the highest point of the city and then for your own sake, go to bed! read more about One Night in Athens Tour

New Acropolis Museum

New Acropolis Museum

  • 15 Dionysiou
  • Dionisiou Aeropagitou
  • tel:+30 21 0 924 1043
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  • Athens, 117 42

The New Acropolis Museum was conceived in 1979 in an overall effort to persuade the British Museum to return the famous marbles of the Parthenon. After changing decisions on locations and architects, on top of the discovery of an ancient settlement on the winning site, the museum was completed in June of 2009. It is considered one of the top ten museums of Europe and is unique in that all of its contents are specific to the site of the sacred rock of the Acropolis. How to deal with the ancient ruins underneath? Prop it up on columns and lay down a clear floor, giving visual access throughout the museum.

A must see.
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Pnyx, Areopagos and Philopappou Hills

Pnyx, Areopagos and Philopappou Hills

  • Robertou Galli Street
  • tel:+30 210 331 0392 (Tourist Info)
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  • Athens, 177 42

Opposite the Acropolis are three hilltops. All three hilltops offer panoramic views of the Parthenon and surroundings. On clear days you can see as far as the sea. As you walk up Philopappou hill note St. Loubardiaris to your right. This chapel was built under Ottoman occupation and restored in the mid 50s by well-known Greek architect Dimitrios Pikionis. At the summit of Philopappou hill is a monument erected in memory of Roman benefactor Philopappos. Pnyx hill is where the Athenian Assembly gathered in the 5th century – in open air! Arios Pagos hill is where the ancient parliament went to session. The closest metro station is Acropolis. read more about Pnyx, Areopagos and Philopappou Hills

Monastiraki Flea Market

Monastiraki Flea Market

  • Street Avissynias
  • tel:+30 210 870 7000
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  • Athens, 10555
Hoxton

Hoxton

  • 42 Voutadon Street
  • tel:30 210 341 3395
  • Athens, 11854
Micraasia Lounge

Micraasia Lounge

  • 70 Constantinoupoleos
  • tel:+30 210 346 9139
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  • Athens Ece

The by-product of a Greek/Turkish union who lived in New York City for fifteen years before returning to the ancestral home of his grandfather, a refugee from Smyrna in 1922,  is a universally pleasing, mellow, and thoroughly Eastern bar and culture club in lively Gazi. A roof garden, eclectic soundtrack, regular art and photography exhibitions as well as a cozy atmosphere are bringing devoted fans back night after night. It now hosts the "People of Micrasia" Cultural Association which aims to keep the Micrasian culture alive.
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Archaeological Exhibits at the Syntagma Metro Station

Archaeological Exhibits at the Syntagma Metro Station

  • Syntagma Square
  • tel:+30 210 331 0392 (Tourist Information)
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  • Athens, 105 63
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

  • Amalias Street and Syntagma Square
  • Syntagma
  • tel:171 Tourist information
  • Athens, 106 71
Low Profile

Low Profile

  • Lykavitou 6
  • tel:(210) - 362-0200
  • Athens Ece

In a narrow, gutter-width bar, just in the gateway of cultured Kolonaki, the atmosphere is as smokey-voiced and bedroom-eyed as Tallulah Bankhead in a prohibition era  speakeasy. Athens might be an unlikely place for such a hangout, but the whiskey bar, Low Profile, is where you go to find the same faces night after night drinking high grade scotch and malt whiskey to the accompanying tunes of US imports like Johnny Cash, J.J. Cale, Billie Holiday and a whole wide assortment of other lesser-known legends.

The prices reflect good taste and an unoccupied stool or chair is a rarity. It is one bar out of hundreds choosing to ignore the smoking ban made official in January 2010. We say this as a way to tell you it might not be for everyone, but it doesn't stop eclectic, intelligent crowds from amassing nightly in search of high grade alcohol and top rate music.


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Cafe Boheme

Cafe Boheme

  • 36 Omirou Street
  • tel:+30 210 3608018
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  • Athens Ece, 10672

Cassandra Wagstaffe, creator of Cafe Boheme, is an English girl who fell in love with Athens many years ago. Now she's brought the warm, pub tradition from her native country to the stylish zone of Kolonaki, adding her own feminine touch and acting as hostess to dozens of regulars and visitors, nightly.

The kitchen is her pride and joy with a menu that changes according to seasonally available products and based on Mediterranean cuisine. She also puts her signiature on creative martinis, like the Mastica and Ginger-tini. Local D.J's give the evening a more festive atmosphere, and on weekends or Jazz Wednesdays it can be tough to snag a table in this popular joint. Make a reservation two days ahead if you count on a good seat.

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Rock'N'Roll

Rock'N'Roll

  • 6 Loukianou St. Kolonaki
  • tel:+30 210 72177127
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  • Athens Ece, 10675

Rock'N'Roll has been the place to be seen after hours for the last two decades. The same company owning the popular Balthazar has made it what it is by offering friendly service, good burgers, and better cocktails, but all of that is only to be had if you look good enough to get past the front door. Dressing smartly, if not consulting a stylist, is recommended. read more about Rock'N'Roll

Lykavittos Hill

Lykavittos Hill

  • Corner of Aristippou & Ploutarchou Streets
  • tel:+30 210 722 7065 (Cafe) / +30 210 331 0392 (Tourist Information)
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  • Athens, 106 76

From first glance, the little white 19th century church of St. George looks like a castle from a fairytale  perched atop Lykavittos, the highest point of the city. Lykavittos one of the most treasured green spaces of Athens, woven with paths used by the residents of underlying Kolonaki for jogging and dog-walking. A modern funicular provides access for those who prefer to climb up to the top without huffing and puffing, but all appreciate the dazzling cityscape of Athens spread out below and one of the best views of the Acropolis. Just before the large parking lot of the Lykavittus Theater (still used for rock concerts and a festival) near the cave and shrine of Agii Isidori, there are a couple of benches along the ledge for contemplating. More often they're used by amorous couples on a clear night.

The church is very popular for weddings, so road access could be tough on Saturdays. The funicular operates 365 days a year, 19 hours a day and costs 6 Euros round trip. It goes through the hill and lets out just under restaurant Orizantes, frequented by many tourists who have read of the extraordinary view of the dining room. There is an adjacent cafe with lighter fare as well as a cantina on the theatre parking lot with sandwiches and soft drinks.

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